Udoka Azubuike hasn’t seen his mother in six years.
At the Final Four in San Antonio, that will change. According to Reid Forgave of CBS Sports, Azbuike’s mother will finally get to see her son.
Udoka Azubuike's father died when he was in 7th/8th grade. His mom sent him to U.S. 6 years ago. Haven't seen each other since; she'll be at Final Four. Bill Self: "Can you imagine, you've never seen your son play basketball & the 1st time you do it is in front of 70,000 people?"
— Reid Forgrave (@ReidForgrave) March 29, 2018
Azubuike and his mother are from Nigeria. His mother’s visa was approved today, according to Jayhawk Slant, and she should be in attendance the next time Azubuike and the Jayhawks take the court.
Udoka Azubuike's mother had her visa approved and, as far as I know, she'll be headed this way to watch her son play in the final four. #kubball
— JayhawkSlant (@JayhawkSlant) March 29, 2018
Bill Self was reportedly emotional about the reunion, saying, “Can you imagine, you’ve never seen your son play basketball & the 1st time you do it is in front of 70,000 people?”
Azubuike averages 13.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Jayhawks, who will play the Villanova Wildcats in the first round of the Final Four on Saturday, March 31.